London Gatwick is a major international airport 47.5km (29.5 miles) south of Central London. After Heathrow, it’s the second busiest airport in the UK, and it’s the eighth busiest in Europe. Until 2016 it was also the busiest single-use runway airport in the world, but it has now lost this title to Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji in India. 43.1 million passengers passed through Gatwick in 2016, an increase of 7.1% over the previous year.
Edinburgh Airport (IATA: EDI, ICAO: EGPH) is located at Ingliston in the City of Edinburgh, Scotland. It is the busiest airport in Scotland and welcomed over 11.1 million passengers in 2015. It was also the sixth busiest airport in the UK by total passengers in 2015. London is by far the most frequent route with up to 53 flights a day.
George Best Belfast City Airport (IATA: BHD, ICAO: EGAC) is a single-runway airport in Belfast, County Antrim, United Kingdom. Situated adjacent to the Port of Belfast it is 3 mi (5 km) from Belfast City Centre. It shares the site with the Short Brothers/Bombardier aircraft manufacturing facility. The airport began commercial operations in 1983.
Royal Air Force Lossiemouth or more commonly RAF Lossiemouth (IATA: LMO, ICAO: EGQS) is a military airfield located on the western edge of the town of Lossiemouth in Moray, north east Scotland. Lossiemouth is one of the largest and busiest fast-jet stations in the Royal Air Force and known for its close proximity to flight training areas in Scotland and it’s favourable local flying conditions. It is now the only operational RAF station in Scotland and is one of two main operating bases for the Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 in the UK. It is home to three front-line units which operate…
Inverness Airport (Scottish Gaelic: Port-adhair Inbhir Nis) (IATA: INV, ICAO: EGPE) is an international airport situated at Dalcross, 7 NM (13 km; 8.1 mi) north east of the city of Inverness in Scotland. It is owned by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL). The airport is the main gateway for travellers to the north of Scotland with a range of scheduled services throughout the United Kingdom, and limited scheduled service to Continental Europe. Limited charter and freight flights operate throughout the UK and Europe. Around 610,000 passengers passed through the airport in 2014.
Glasgow Airport , also unofficially Glasgow International Airport, (IATA: GLA, ICAO: EGPF), formerly ‘Abbotsinch Airport’, then ‘Renfrew Airport’, is an international airport in Scotland, located 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi) west of Glasgow city centre. In 2015 the airport handled over 8.7 million passengers, a 12.9% annual increase, making it the second busiest in Scotland, after Edinburgh Airport, and the eighth busiest airport in the United Kingdom. It is the primary airport serving the west of Scotland and is the principal transatlantic and direct long-haul entry airport into Scotland.
Aberdeen International Airport (Scottish Gaelic: Port-adhair Eadar-nàiseanta Obar Dheathain) (IATA: ABZ, ICAO: EGPD) is an international airport, located at Dyce, a suburb of Aberdeen, Scotland, approximately 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) northwest of Aberdeen city centre. A total of over 3.7 million passengers used the airport in 2014, an increase of 8.2% compared with 2013 and a record annual total for the airport. The airport is owned and operated by AGS Airports which also owns and operates Glasgow and Southampton Airports. It was previously owned and operated by Heathrow Airport Holdings (formerly known as BAA). Aberdeen Airport is…
Cumbernauld Airport (ICAO: EGPG, FAA LID: CBN) is located 16 NM (30 km; 18 mi) northeast of Glasgow at Cumbernauld in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. The airport is primarily used for the training of fixed wing and rotary wing pilots, it also boasts a helicopter charter company and a light aircraft charter operation along with aircraft maintenance facility. Cumbernauld Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P827) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (Cormack Aircraft Services Limited). Today Cumbernauld has two flying schools Leading edge and BAT border air…
Royal Air Force Brize Norton is the largest station of the Royal Air Force. The station is home to Air Transport, Air-to-Air refuelling and Military Parachuting, with aircraft operation from the station including the Hercules C-130, Globemaster C-17 and Airbus A330MRTT. It’s about 105km west north-west of London. Mainly Royal Air Force but sometimes you can get special visitor particularly from the Middle East. It still a busiest military airport, of course it’s not LHR but I think at the end of the day, you could be happy about your few pictures.
Manchester Airport (MAN;EGCC) is the third busiest airport in the UK and the busiest outside London. It has two runways both of 3,050m (10,000ft) in length, three passenger terminals, a cargo centre and several aircraft maintenance facilities. With an actual of 5 spots.
London Heathrow is one of the most popular, if not the most popular airport for planespotting and with 73.4 Mio. passengers in 2014, the busiest airport in Europe. Our members are regular visitors and if you haven’t been there yet, it is high time up! With more spots to explore, we hope that you will also experience this unforgettable mega airport!